Friday, September 05, 2003

Fixing the Mid-East Peace Process

Jonathan Edelstein links to an article in al-Ahram by Abdel-Moneim Said on fixing the Middle East peace process, and adds some commentary of his own. They share a common concern with the way the process lies in the hands of different parties - the U.S., certain Arab states, and so on - that often aren't on the same page and following a common policy. Getting all these groups together would add legitimacy to the Road Map as Israelis and Palestinians lose the manuevering room they currently have by playing different outsiders off against each other. Israel and the PA also face problems controlling elements of their own societies which act independently to undermine the process in favor of their own agenda.

Read both the article and Edelstein's comments. I'm too tired to do more than point it out.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home